What is Depression?
Depression is a serious medical illness that can affect anyone in the world.
It’s an illness that involves the mind and body, and is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It is not weakness in personality or emotional strength; it is a real medical issue. Depression can take over an individual’s everyday life and affect the way an individual thinks, feels, and acts.
If uncontrolled, depression can lead to a number of physical and emotional problems.
Studies have shown there is a link between depression and substance abuse. Researchers have found that addiction and depression form in the same region of the brain. This connection, along with environmental factors, is what often leads to a dual diagnosis. Proper medication and psychological counseling have shown to help treat and control this chronic illness.
Symptoms of Depression Include:
- Fatigue and low energy
- Decision making and concentration difficulties
- Feelings of guilt and hopelessness
- Insomnia or over sleeping
- Lack of desire to take part in activities that were one time desirable
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings of sadness
- Stomach problems, appetite loss, diarrhea
Prominence Treatment Center is experienced in depression treatment with a Non-12 Step program and any co-occurring addiction disorders that an individual might be experiencing.
We know that proper psychological treatment with medical care gives individuals suffering from depression the best opportunity to succeed.
If you or someone you know is showing signs of these symptoms and you are looking for a depression treatment center, please call us at to discuss how to take the next steps to the life you desire.